A Room Called Earth

‘A Room Called Earth’, written by a neurologically diverse author, culminates in unexpected intimacy between the reader and an extraordinary mind.

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Review of ‘A Room Called Earth’

In Madeleine Ryan’s debut novel, A Room Called Earth, the young autistic narrator relishes getting ready for a house party in Melbourne, Australia. She attends to a series of preparation rituals: picking out her outfit, dabbing the backs of her ears with her grandmother’s perfume, making a vegan sandwich, dancing in front of the living…

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